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New Tree-planting Technique For Ecological Control Of Desert
2014-04-03 15:52:50

Science China Press When planting seedlings of desert plants in the desert area under no irrigation condition, why is the survival rate so low and the growth is so poor? A recent research using desert plant Haloxylon ammodendron discovered that high desert surface temperature (≥50oC) is a major limiting factor under numerous desert habitats. It provides a novel idea for ecological control measures of desert. Professor MA Hao and his group from Nanjing Agricultural University and Xinjiang...

2014-02-27 08:26:52

PARMA, Italy, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barilla, the Italian food company, extends congratulations to Olympic Gold Medalist, Mikaela Shiffrin and all of this year's athletes for their achievements on the global stage. The first-time Olympic medalist received gold in women's slalom, making the 18-year-old the youngest US medalist in this category. "Winning a gold medal is a dream come true, and I could not have gotten to where I am today without the incredible support of my...

2013-09-24 23:32:52

That lovable carrot munching bunny and the iconic spinach-guzzling sailor were on to something. Eating enough fruits and vegetables, particularly leafy greens like spinach, has been linked, time and time again, to a longer life and a higher quality of life. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 That lovable carrot munching bunny and the iconic spinach-guzzling sailor were on to something. Eating enough fruits and vegetables, particularly leafy greens like spinach, has been linked,...

Sweet News From Belgium
2012-06-21 04:09:43

Many people know and crave delicious Belgian chocolate, but might not be aware that the Belgian city of Tienen is known as the ℠Sugar City´ of Europe. And satellites are helping to grow the crop that makes our taste buds tingle. Central Belgium´s Tienen is the home base for one of the world´s biggest producers of sugar beet seeds, SESVanderHave. A key element to producing world-class sugar beet seeds is tailored agricultural practices with continuous monitoring of...

2012-04-12 23:02:19

Innovative breeding approach creates new opportunities for sugar beet growers: Monheim (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Bayer CropScience and KWS SAAT AG have signed an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize an innovative system of weed control in sugar beet for the global market. The technology is based on the breeding of sugar beet varieties that are tolerant to herbicides in the ALS-inhibitor-class with broad-spectrum weed control. This will give farmers a new opportunity to make sugar...

2012-02-21 16:10:00

Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have been answered recently with recent findings released by Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D. After conducting significant research, Tombak, a world-renowned Russian longevity researcher went on record to establish that the beet can now be regarded as one of the numerous superfoods that are a must-have in our daily diets. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Man´s search for the perfect food for health and wellness may have...

2011-07-01 13:28:05

Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight "“ last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle. When every second counts, riders do everything possible to gain a competitive advantage "“ from using aerodynamic carbon fibre bikes to the very latest in sports nutrition. Now there could be a new, completely legal and rather surprising weapon in the armoury for riders aiming to shave vital seconds off their time "“ beetroot...

2011-04-05 00:00:27

Weed scientists representing scientific societies from across the nation are protesting a decision to "Ëœzero out' funding for an Army Corps of Engineers research program that helps to protect our nation's waterways and water supply from invasive weeds. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) announced it has joined nearly a dozen national and regional weed management associations in expressing strong support for continued funding of an...

Latest Amaranthaceae Reference Libraries

2012-06-15 03:22:29

Symbol: NOSA Group: Dicot Family: Amaranthaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   NOSAD Nototrichium sandwicense (A. Gray) Hillebr. var. decipiens Sherff   NOSAD2 Nototrichium sandwicense (A. Gray) Hillebr. var. dubium Sherff   NOSAF Nototrichium sandwicense (A. Gray) Hillebr. var. forbesii Sherff   NOSAH Nototrichium sandwicense (A. Gray) Hillebr. var. helleri Sherff   NOSAK2 Nototrichium...

2005-07-12 10:26:47

The cockscombs are edible and ornamental plants named for their brightly colored flower heads, comprising the genus Celosia of the family Amaranthaceae (subfamily Amaranthoideae). They are similar in appearance and uses to the amaranths. Silver cockscomb is grown as a leaf vegetable and pseudo-cereal, especially in West and Central Africa and Southeast Asia. It is also the most important leaf vegetable of southern Nigeria. The crested cockscomb is a common garden ornamental plant in...

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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'